17 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
15 Ratings
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Score 6.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • PowerSchool Unified Classroom ranks higher in 1 feature set: Learning Management

Learning Management

8.0

Freckle by Renaissance

80%
8.1

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

81%
Freckle by Renaissance ranks higher in 7/13 features

Course authoring

7.4
74%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Course catalog or library

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
6.7
67%
2 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Learning content

7.9
79%
10 Ratings
8.3
83%
2 Ratings

Mobile friendly

7.8
78%
7 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Progress tracking & certifications

8.9
89%
10 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Assignments

8.9
89%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Compliance management

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning administration

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
8.3
83%
2 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Social learning

7.1
71%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Gamification

7.3
73%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Freckle by Renaissance is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • PowerSchool Unified Classroom is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Freckle by Renaissance

82%
10 Ratings
8.9

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

89%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Freckle by Renaissance

91%
2 Ratings

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Freckle by Renaissance

100%
4 Ratings
8.9

PowerSchool Unified Classroom

89%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Renaissance Learning

Freckle is a fantastic online learning platform. I think it works well in multiple learning environments. Last year I used Freckle in a distance learning model and this year on individual iPads in class. I love that it is a quick platform to assess student achievement. I haven't experienced a scenario where Freckle would fail however, lack of access to the internet is always a factor.
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PowerSchool Group LLC

In the classroom it is very well suited. For classroom teachers, and for school systems in general. It is appropriate in this capacity because it creates a streamlined sense of communication for all stakeholders: teachers, parents, students, and administration. It makes parent meetings very easy, it makes interventions for students easy, and it helps administration keep tabs on overall progress
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Pros

Renaissance Learning

  • Freckle does a great job adapting lessons.
  • Freckle does a great job motivating students and participation.
  • Freckle is very interactive with students and teachers to support continued participation.
  • Freckle provides DOK challenge questions that support students' understanding after standards are met.
  • Student inquiry and problem-based questions are also new additions to Freckle that help support led activities.
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PowerSchool Group LLC

  • Hand in/Hand Out Assignments
  • Standards Based Assessments
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Cons

Renaissance Learning

  • My students get bored with just answering questions the whole time. They complain about having to get on to Freckle.
  • I would like to see open ended or open response questions.
  • I would like for Freckle to be able to assess fluency.
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PowerSchool Group LLC

  • The user interface is a little blocky and not entirely user-friendly.
  • It does take more training than we'd like with new staff.
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Pricing Details

Freckle by Renaissance

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Freckle by Renaissance editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    PowerSchool Unified Classroom

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    PowerSchool Unified Classroom editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Renaissance Learning

      Freckle is an excellent educational tool. The platform supports students and provides them with the opportunity to be successful in mathematics.
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      PowerSchool Group LLC

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Renaissance Learning

      Such an excellent program that is a hidden gem at no cost for teachers to use with students.
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      PowerSchool Group LLC

      They are very responsive to the issues that we have and follow through with their assistance. Having a live assist that is available when our teachers need it is essential too. They also seem to listen to suggestions on making improvements and have been transparent with us when renovations are done.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Renaissance Learning

      I think that Freckle is a great supplemental support for students who are working at a K - 3 grade equivalency. The content is better than Moby Max, IXL, and FlashtoPass. However, freckle is very elementary with the look, sounds, incentives, and avatars. It is difficult to get many of our middle school students to "buy-in" to using the program. The content on the site is great. Teachers can pinpoint skills that students need to master. They can also assign problems by domain or specific standards.
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      PowerSchool Group LLC

      I have used markbook and gradebook. Each system had good features that were slightly different but the fact that this one is web based and accessible makes it the best of the 3 I have used. The learning curve to using the program is similar to the other 2 and overall has allowed me to save time reporting to students and parents.
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      Return on Investment

      Renaissance Learning

      • High scores on state tests.
      • 100% of our students made a year's growth in a year's time in math.
      • Students enjoy Freckle math.
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      PowerSchool Group LLC

      • Positive impact- i don't know how much it costs but every teacher spends probably 1-4 hours on powerschool every week but it streamlines communication
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